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Official data: Iran oil arrives in US after ship seized 

June 1, 2021 at 9:01 am

Crude oil tanker in on 25 May 2014 [Flickr]

An Iranian shipment of 1.033 million barrels of crude oil landed on American shores in March, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced yesterday. The move comes despite a broad embargo that Washington has been imposing on the Islamic Republic for decades.

The EIA added the shipment was the “second of Iranian oil to be imported into the US since 1991.” Details came to light following EIA data released last week. The report came following the recent confiscation by US authorities of the Liberian-flagged tanker Achilleas, which was transporting Iranian crude. The state-run organisation did not provide further details about the cargo.

The United States last recorded Iranian crude and petroleum imports of 3,000 barrels per day for October 2020, EIA data showed, also oil Washington had seized under its sanctions programme, Reuters reported.

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